Help. Somebody pick me up off the floor.
I can guarantee there will be words in this post, but not coherent meaning. Because I cannot.
I mean. Just. Gaaaaaaaaaah!
Look at them. LOOK.
Faces! Darling faces!
See how he looks at her? Do you see? She rocks his world!
You can see that same face here too in what’s possibly the best reverse-wrist-grab-run-for-your-life scene ever in a K-drama.
Here they are, an army of thugs on their tail, covered in what I’m assuming is fertilizer, but he’s having the time of his life! Just another day at the office for Healer you might say, but being saved by her, Young Shin, our intrepid reporter, the Lois to his Clark, makes him HAPPY. And it brings to stark relief her super serious superhero game face too. In this drama Lois gets to be Superman.
The show does that often, juxtaposing their oh-so-freaking beautiful faces within a single shot. It kills me every time. Here, yet again, she’s in the foreground, feeling a little embarrassed.
Then the camera defocusses to him back in the lift (as always, lurking in the background) where he’s dying too, but for vastly different reasons.
The dude can barely hold it together! She clutched his hand so tightly he thought his heart would burst. Though they’d already kissed at this point, holding hands is a whole other level of intimacy that Healer just wasn’t prepared for.
You know what I love? I love that he gently offered his hand and let her grab hold. If you’ve ever assisted the visually impaired, it’s the same principle–you let them know you’re there if they need you and they get to decide. Anything less is invasive. As Healer we’ve seen him swoop in and save the day. As Bong Soo though (or is it Jung Hoo?), he does one better: he steps back.
How awesome was it to see preternaturally cool Healer totally freaking out at a girl holding his hand? So awesome I almost peed my pants.
But then he gets over himself, turns to her, and realises she’s one who’s truly terrified.
Completely out of his element, his instincts take over. And when he leans in to kiss her forehead it’s meant not as a grand romantic gesture but to soothe and comfort and support.
It speaks volumes about the kind of hero he can be and the man he is.
Imagine that, a K-drama male lead who has a functioning sensitivity chip in his brain.
And did I mention he thinks she’s totally awesome? And unlike many other preordained pairings in dramaland you totally get why he thinks she’s awesome. The show lets you see it so often through his eyes.
And then there’s the hands. They are always reaching for each other, and she constantly grabs him and drags him everywhere (hail reverse wrist grabs!). (And here, let me direct you to this fantastic gifset catalogue of all her wrist grabs). He’s literally had her life in his hands.
But really, it’s their faces that do me in. I don’t know who did what to please the drama gods this year but they’ve bestowed Ji Chang Wook and Park Min Young upon us unworthies. Their dynamic to me, feels refreshing and current in a way that’s really surprising for a very accessible, mainstream show. It kinda floors me, to be honest.
And I was so not prepared for this!
I mean. C’mon!
JUST PLEASE STOP IT. I can’t.
Oh god what’s come over me.
You’ll hear more from me and my comrade Sarah from DramAdrenaline! (are you following her, cos you should be!) just as soon as we’re done
losing our minds gathering our thoughts about this show.
In the meantime, I’ll just be over here, drowning in my feels.